Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 6980660/001
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Central & East
  • Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
  • Salary: £9.77 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: TEMP TO PERM
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Urgent Housing Support Worker vacancy

The client is looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker to work in a homeless hostel that supports clients aged 16-65, based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.


Length:            Temporary to permanent

Location:         Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Pay: £9.77 per hour including holiday pay

Hours:              37.5 hours a week with shift patterns

Shifts: 8:00am- 4:00pm

1:30pm- 9:00pm


1 in 3 weekends: 11:00am- 7:30pm

You will also be required to be on call 1 in 3 weeks also.


The role involves:

  • Providing advice on housing and welfare benefits

  • Supporting homeless clients to become more independent in temporary accommodation

  • Helping clients to move on and resettle into new accommodation

  • Following support plans and producing risk assessments for your caseload

  • Liaising with external agencies and support clients with applications

  • Ensuring tenants adhere to their tenancy agreements

  • Signposting service users to specialist services when required

  • Ensuring residents do not accumulate any arrears and supporting them with budgeting


 Essential requirements:

  • Experience with supporting vulnerable people to become more independent

  • Knowledge of housing benefits

  • An enhanced DBS from within 3 years or willingness to obtain a new one

  • A driver is essential for this post and you will need access to a car